The Facsimile Found : The Recovery of Joseph Smith's Papyrus Manuscripts
Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought
Reports a conversation with Prof. Aziz Atiya (University of Utah) who discovered the papyri while doing research in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Recounts the circumstances of the find and the earlier history of the papyri from Joseph Smith's ownership to their purchase by the Museum, and their ultimate gift to the Mormon Church.Records an interview on 27 November 1967 with Henry G. Smith, Curator of the Egyptian collection of the Metropolitan Museum, regarding the 11 papyri given to the church. Discusses the original purposes of the papyri, their possible date and significance, and the circumstances of the gift.